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Office of the Independent Monitor

The Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) is the civilian oversight agency for the Police and Sheriff Departments for the City and County of Denver.  The OIM was created by the Mayor and City Council in 2004 and began its work on August 1, 2005.  The OIM is staffed by fourteen employees including six monitors, primarily attorneys: the Monitor, the Senior Deputy Monitor, and four Deputy Monitors.  In order to perform our research and policy functions, the OIM is also staffed by a Policy Director, and three Analysts.  Committed to community engagement and public access to OIM work, there is also a Community Relations Ombudsman and Youth Project Coordinator.  The OIM’s work is supported by an Office Manager and Case Manager.


Read the 2015 Annual Report from the Office of the Independent Monitor. 

Press Releases

NACOLE Achievement in Oversight Award Press Release

2015 Annual Report Press Release


Contact Us

Denver Post Building
101 W. Colfax Ave. 
Suite 100
Denver, C0 80202 
Phone: 720-913-3306
Fax: 720-913-3305

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